Gov. Chris Christie says there are billions and billions of dollars in damage in New Jersey without even doing a full inspection. Same with other politicians up and down the Atlantic Coast. If you listen to these politicians, you would think just about every house was severely damaged, all the roads were washed out and parks and other government property in and around the coast were destroyed.
You think these politicians are over hyping the damage to get more Federal money?
Well, sure there was some damage on the coast, but it doesn't seem like it was any different than some of the Nor'easter that have the Atlantic region in the past few years.
Hurricane Irene certainly has not caused more deaths and damage than the tornado outbreak in the South this year.
Hurricane Irene did has not caused as much damage as the drought in the Texas/Oklahoma region.
Hurricane Irene did not do as much damage as the tornadoes in the Midwest this year, including St. Louis, Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin.
Hurricane Irene has not caused as much damage and long lasting damage as the wildfires in the West
Hurricane Irene will be cleaned up well before the damage of the floods of Minot, North Dakota and other areas around North Dakota and downstream.
21 people in the storms at last count which is about the same number of people who have been killed in the Lake Mead/Lake Havasu area/and or Yosemite Park in CA. so far this year or how many people are killed in a weekend in Juarez, Mexico. (Actually there are more people killed in Juarez)
This is how pathetic the news media is in trying to report the news: I was watching Fox News and the female reporter was standing by water which looked kind of deep- until an SUV drove by and showed that the water went up about 2 inches on the tires.
So much hype, so little legitimate news.